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Gems Collected: A Sierra Leonean’s trip to Trinidad & Tobago

Gems Collected: A Sierra Leonean’s trip to Trinidad & Tobago

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Last year Sierra Leonean, Amadu Massally made the local news in Trinidad & Tobago, during a trip there with over 2,000 views on YouTube and over 30,000 views on Facebook.  After years of active work around the scope of reconnecting Sierra Leone and its Diaspora, Massally ventured into the Caribbean to trace some of the links Sierra Leone has there.  He came across a road named Sierra Leone, likely unknown to many Sierra Leoneans.   Since then, his path has been well crafted in not only exploring the visual and apparent connections that region has with the West African country, but also establishing trade and investment options for nationals of Sierra Leone and the Caribbean.

This year after another trip to Trinidad & Tobago, Massally shared more of the gems he saw and experienced.  He has pledged to contribute a more in-depth account of his experience there, for now here are a few snippets, in his own words.

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Akindele Decker is a Sierra Leonean poet and writer with ancestral links across West Africa and the other side of the Atlantic. He resides in Maryland, USA with his family. www.akindeletmdecker.com

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